Honda Future Workforce

Enthusiastic Engagement


Honda believes the first step toward getting the next generation excited about manufacturing is to create an environment of Enthusiastic Engagement at the middle school level. 


The middle school years are formative for students 11 to 14 years of age as they begin to determine their academic interests and strengths. This age range is a perfect time to spur students’ interest in STEM.


In order to engage our future associates, Honda worked with education game developer, Edheads, to create a first-of-its kind manufacturing video game designed to create enthusiasm among students in grades 5-8. Click HERE to put yourself in the shoes of a manufacturing technician and apply math and problem solving skills.  


Honda partnered with a number of businesses and school systems to develop six mobile labs that provide real-world learning opportunities in local communities. These labs feature production robotics and other technologies that facilitate hands-on learning in a mobile setting where students not only develop critical thinking skills, but also gain a better understanding of what modern manufacturing looks like, bringing manufacturing directly to the students.


Honda also supports summer STEM camps. Honda and TechCorps partners together for full-day, week long summer camp programs that immerse participants in subjects such as STEM, computer programming, web development and app development. Camps are designed so that students emerge with knowledge, concepts and skills that are useful in today’s classroom and tomorrow’s workplace.



Additionally, Honda sponsors and participates in “Tech Fests” at local community colleges aimed at reaching middle school students.

To build enthusiasm for the jobs of the future, Honda will be among the title mobility sponsors for Creators Wanted, an initiative developed by the National Association of Manufacturers (NAM) to spur manufacturing employment, expose prospective employees and youth to the many aspects of the manufacturing industry and address misperceptions about careers in the manufacturing industry. CLICK HERE to learn more.


Did you know? Research shows that girls start losing interest in math and science during middle school (United States Department of Education. 2006. The Condition of Education. Washington, DC: National Center for Education Statistics, U.S. Government Printing Office)